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Craftsman tractor to appear at auto show

BY Ken Clark

Purists might scoff, but Craftsman’s premium line of riding mowers capable of speeds of 8 miles per hour will appear at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Craftsman CTX9000 Premium Tractor will appear at the Detroit Auto Show, Jan. 10 to 11 at Cobo Hall, Detroit.

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the riding mower won’t really be competing with Silverado trucks or Tahoe SUVs. The Craftsman tractor will be set up in the concourse through a marketing partnership with the show.  

The tractor, starting at a $3,000 price point — was one of the star attractions of a recent Craftsman lawn and garden event held in New York City.

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D.Heritage says:
Apr-04-2012 07:52 am

If I had a really large back
If I had a really large back garden, something along the lines of a huge field, I would not mind buying one of these tractors. Having a tractor to mow the lawn is probably one of the things I always wanted to do.

k.lol says:
Mar-30-2012 04:38 pm

Oh my, I could picture myself
Oh my, I could picture myself driving this little piece of jewelry while taking care of our small family crop farm outside the city. I don`t have so much activity lately, so gardening keeps me busy almost all the time and I enjoy a lot doing this. Especially since my car broke, I had to change its Dorman exhaust manifold. To be honest, I was quite fed up with the big city life, the traffic jams, the noises. I have come to find my peace now, with what I do.

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An energy audit thermometer scanner earns award

BY Ken Clark

A new Audit IR Thermometer/Scanner from General Tools & Instruments earned a "top products" award from Building Operating Management.

The scanner, with Star Burst Laser Targeting, was judged on innovation and usefulness, according to the New York City-based manufacturer.

“The IRTC50 was designed with features based on input from building and facility managers,” said Peter Harper, General’s VP strategic marketing. “It’s incredibly gratifying to have experts in this field recognize the product’s ingenuity and practicality."

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NLBMDA opposes “ambush” union elections

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) condemned the new "ambush election" union rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday, which creates unprecedented and sweeping changes to union election rules in the workplace at the expense of small business owners. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which NLBMDA is a member, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce immediately filed suit in federal court to stop the rule’s implementation.

"When it became clear that organized labor’s agenda to impose sweeping changes to labor law through the proposed card check legislation had failed in Congress, the NLRB delivered an early Christmas gift to its union allies by finalizing the ambush election law. The law’s only purpose is to make it easier for unions to win elections at the expense of the free speech rights of business owners," said NLBMDA president Michael O’Brien.

The lawsuit, Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. NLRB, has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and challenges the new rule’s requirements that speed up the union election process, restrict how employers can communicate with their employees about the impact of unionization and curbs the rights of employers to challenge proposed representation elections.

"At a time of economic uncertainty for the housing and building industry, this ambush election rule will only make a recovery all the more difficult for building material dealers and other small business owners," O’Brien said.

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Dec-24-2011 03:41 pm

WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES
WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO? WE ELECT PEOPLE TO GO TO WASHINGTON TO MAKE AND DELETE LAWS AND IF SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE IT, SOMEONE JUST GOES AHEAD AND MAKE UP THEIR OWN LAWS. DIDN'T CONGRESS VOTE THIS DOWN AND NOW THE NLRB DECIDES IT DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SAME RULES AS WE DO. WHO IN THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE AND WHY ISN'T IT AGAINST THE LAW TO GO AGAINST THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WE SEND TO WASHINGTON. IF ANYONE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN LAWS WHY DO WE ELECT ANYONE WHEN IT DON'T MATTER!!?? MERLE P HIGGINS

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Dec-23-2011 07:55 pm

When I first heard of this I
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